are right in between an election back in october and a potential ininauguration on january 10. he has said he wants his vice president, a one-time bus driver, to replace him. it is not clear that would happen if he died now they have to hold an election in 30 days but it is more complicated than that. if chavez dies before the john 10 inauguration, that election is run by the head of the parliament. but if he dies after january 10, it is run by the vice president so if chavez who has run venezuela for 14 years were to diet would throw the politics into up heville but it would be an additional factor whether that happens before or after january 10. it could make a difference as who will replace chavez. >>trace: thank you. at home folks across our nation are ready to ring in the new year. in baltimore, crews are ready for the fireworks display at the famous inner harbor. in mobile, alabama, the tornado has not affected the traditional moon pie celebration with 80 pounds of chocolate covered graham cracker to be served. andian necessary dean -- now janice dean looks at the weather. >> low 40'